Saturday, June 7, 2008

Kyrgyzstan Bride Kidnapping Video

FRONTLINE/World reporter Petr Lom travels to the ex-USSR State of Kyrgyzstan, where an ancient tradition of bride kidnapping, banned by the Soviets, is back in full force. Watch the 17 minute video he was able to take, and read an interview with Lom about how the experience affected him, and how he was able to get access.

Friday, June 6, 2008

He's a Stud, but She's a Slut

Book review: AlterNet presents a very personal excerpt from "He's a Stud, She's a Slut", Jessica Valenti's book about the miserable behavioral double standard we all grew up with, and which persists alive and well to this day.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Do You Need A Post-Nuptial Agreement?

Not a pre-nup, but a post-nup, a contract signed during marriage to manage financial affairs and divide income and assets in the event of death or divorce. This new legal instrument is meeting the needs of older couples who may have a previous marriage or two, children from both sides, and maybe even some property or business thrown into the mix. Read more about it in The Washington Post.